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Top 15 Weirdest Museums Around the World

8. Japanese Museum of Rocks – This is a museum devoted entirely to rocks that look like faces. There are over 1,700 rocks on display, and they include rocks that look like E.T. and Elvis Presley.

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The odd museum of rocks is located in Tokyo, Japan and is considered to be one of a kind. The museum exhibits over 1,700 rocks that oddly resemble human faces. The museum also houses different kinds of rocks with a human face including Elvis Presley, E.T, Donkey Kong, Nemo, Johnny Depp, and Donald Trump.

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The museum was conceptualized by Shozo Hayama, an avid rock collector who spent nearly 50 years curating his collection. There are many rocks with no names, and the museum usually invites guests to name the rocks. These quirky rocks usually have a face complete with eyes, nose, and a mouth. Moreover, the museum receives rock faces from people all over the world. (source)

9. Disgusting Food Museum – This is a strange exhibit featuring more than 80 of the world’s most disgusting foods. Adventurous visitors will have the opportunity to smell and taste some of these notorious foods.

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The museum is comprised of a collection of more than 80 disgusting foods from around the world. The museum is located in Malmö, Sweden, and its founders aim to break down the visitors’ notions of disgust through playful exposure of the unknown.

They exhibit displays maggot-infused cheese from Italy, the ammonia-scented shark from Iceland, pickled Baltic Herring, and toothpaste-flavored root beer from Canada. Moreover, adventurous guests are provided the opportunity to smell and sample some of the notorious food. (source)

10. Avanos Hair Museum – This museum holds an estimated 16,000 hair samples and is included in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Quirkily regarded as one of the weirdest museums in the world, this museum is located in Turkey. The museum was established in 1979 after a dear friend bid adieu to a potter by leaving a lock of his hair as a reminder. Numerous tourists visiting the workshop followed the example by leaving their locks as a reminder.

The museum consists of a staggering 16,000 hair samples from women on display. The hair samples are displayed on walls, ceilings, and other visible surfaces on Galip’s pottery shop. Due to its staggering display, the museum was inducted in the Guinness Book of World Records. (source)

11. Vent Haven Museum – This is a museum dedicated to ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. The museum consists of more than 900 ventriloquist figures from twenty countries.

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It is the only museum in the world that consists of ventriloquial figures and memorabilia. The museum was founded by William Shakespeare Berger, a businessman and an amateur ventriloquist. He has amassed an extensive collection of more than 900 ventriloquist figures from around twenty countries in the world.

It also boasts of a collection of hundreds of pictures and memorabilia related to ventriloquism. Moreover, every year the museum holds a “ConVENTion” that is attended by over 600 ventriloquists. It serves as a platform to hone their craft, show off their performances, and most of all, bask in the laughter. (source)

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12. Sulabh International Museum of Toilets – This is a museum dedicated to the global history of sanitation and toilets. It has a rare collection of facts, pictures, and objects detailing the historic evolution of toilets from 2500 BCE to date.

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The museum that is dedicated to the global history of sanitation is run by Sulabh International, Delhi. The museum was established in 1992 by renowned social activist Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak who is also the founder of Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement.

The museum exhibits a collection from over 50 countries ranging from ancient, medieval, and modern history. The museum aims to educate people on the development related to toilet technology. It also documents the social habits, sanitary etiquettes, and legal framework during these various periods. The museum exhibits the largest range of privies, chamber pots, Victorian toilet seats, toilet furniture, bidets, and water closets in existence. (source)

13. The Museum of Endangered Sounds – This museum preserves obsolete sounds, iconic noises, and technological sounds such as the dial tone, ICQ chat tone, and the Windows 95 start-up tone.

The Museum of Endangered Sounds is an online museum that was established in 2012 to prevent these iconic noises from vanishing. It was established by an online character Brendan Chilcutt to preserve the sounds made of favorite, old devices.

Visitors can click on the museum’s online collection and be transported back in time. The museum exhibit is comprised of manual typewriter sounds, rotary phones, the ICQ chat tone, dial tones, and Windows 95 start-up sounds. (source)

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14. Froggyland Museum – This museum is a quirky exhibit displaying stuffed frogs in human scenarios like playing sports and sitting in class.

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The quirky museum exhibits a strange collection of over 500 stuffed frogs doing people-things is located in Croatia. The amphibians at the museum that are meticulously arranged like people in 21 cases. The museum was curated by Hungarian taxidermist Ference Mere who completed his collection in the 1920s.

The amphibians are displayed in settings such as a blacksmith shop, a music class, a day at the lake, a photographer, in a classroom, a painter, and as an orator. The museum also requires frequent positioning and stability in order to reflect the amphibian human figurine with precision. (source)

15. The Museum of Selfies – Just what we need! This is a museum dedicated to selfie-lovers, and it traces one’s love for self-portraits to our ancestors 40,000 years ago.

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The museum of selfies is a pop-up museum located in the city of Glendale in Los Angeles County. The museum is dedicated to science, art, and the culture of self-representation. It aims to capture the 4,000-year old history of self-portraiture throughout history.

The interactive installation is comprised of an extensive collection of food-selfies, bathroom mirror selfies, high-up selfies, and others. And just to outdo its counterparts, this museum allows visitors to take selfies with the exhibits at the museum. (source)

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